Choosing the Best Hoverboard for You
If you have never ridden or bought a hoverboard before, you may not know where to start. There are quite a few qualities you need to consider in order to choose the hoverboard that works for you. Here’s a quick breakdown that you can use as your hoverboard buying guide:
- Consider the maximum weight capacity. Each hoverboard should list its maximum weight capacity. You should make sure that you fit within the weight guidelines, as it is unsafe to apply too much pressure to the hoverboard and can result in the hoverboard not functioning properly. For children, be sure to follow minimum weight guidelines. Children who are lighter than the minimum weight requirements cannot ride safely and may not even weigh enough to start the hoverboard in motion.
- Choose your accessories. There are multiple accessories available, from app control to Bluetooth speakers to LED lighting, and there are benefits and drawbacks to each. Remember that anything that pulls extra power will drain your battery. This isn’t an issue if you can toggle the lights and speaker on and off, or if you only use your hoverboard to travel very short distances. Hoverboards that have built in apps usually offer some type of GPS tracking, which can help you find your board when it is lost. The apps can also help you accurately track distance, speed, and battery life.
- Look at the battery life and charge time. If you are going to use your hoverboard for longer distance traveling, you need to pay close attention to the battery life. Typically, a battery life of 6-8 miles is top-notch, and anything less will need to be charged more often. If you aren’t careful with your battery, you may end up walking and toting your hoverboard in hand.
- Always buy a carrying case. While some hoverboards come with a built in handle, many of them don’t, which can make them sort of a pain to carry around when not in use. Some boards aren’t exactly light or small, either, so a carrying case is more than necessary. You can find simple hardbodied cases as well as soft bodied over the shoulder bags and backpack style carrying cases. There are even simple straps that allow you to toss your hoverboard over your shoulder without any extra bulk. The style is up to you, but trust us, if you don’t have a carrying case, you’ll wish that you did.